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Congregation Shomrei Torah

On the second Friday of each month

Join your Shomrei Torah family at the Rabbi's Tisch  (table) in lieu of regular Friday night Shabbat service.


An alternative Shabbat experience consisting of a catered dinner followed by a lively discussion led by our clergy and guest speakers. RSVP required to attend. Suggested donation for the catered meal is $12 for CST members, $18 for non members.

Start with Kiddush, enjoy a catered communal dinner, then gather around a tisch for Shabbat blessings (including Kaddish) and the special evening program. 



Evening Schedule (times are approximate)

6:15 - 6:45 PM - Shabbat Blessings and Meal
6:45 - 7:10 PMMisheberach and Kaddish
7:15 - 8:15 PM - Speaker Presentation

$12 for CST members, $18 for non members. Please reserve your seat in advance to attend in person.

You may also join us virtually via Livestream or Facebook LiveThe Zoom link is available in your weekly CST Connect email or by requestIf you missed a previously live-streamed service, view our Video Library.

More offerings like this from CST: Shabbat Services and Torah Study.

Upcoming Rabbi's Tisches

All Events
  • Friday ,
    AprApril  14 , 2023
    Rabbi's Tisch - Stories from CST's Civil Rights Tour of the South

    Friday, Apr 14th 6:15p to 8:00p
    Please join us as the congregants who recently returned from the Civil Rights Tour of the South share stories from the trip and a delicious catered meal. $12 members, $18 non-members. Please register to attend.


  • Friday ,
    MayMay  12 , 2023
    Rabbi's Tisch with Author Howard Kaplan

    Friday, May 12th 6:15p to 8:00p
    Howard Kaplan will speak about traveling to Syria, the history of Syrian Jewry interwoven in his novels, and his recently published book, The Syrian Sunset; a sweeping novel of international intrigue about the Syrian Civil War, the failure of the West to save the Syrian people, and how that inaction against the Russian incursion in Syria emboldened Vladimir Putin to attack Ukraine. $12 members, $18 non members, Please register to attend.


  • Friday ,
    JunJune  9 , 2023
    Rabbi's Tisch - What does it mean to “be Jewish?”

    Friday, Jun 9th 6:15p to 8:00p
    Jewish identity can be confusing! Join Rabbi George and Shomrei Torah member Judith Richlin-Klonsky, Ph.D., to explore what we can learn from a brief history of how we have defined ourselves as Jews; the 2022 Survey of Bay Area Jewish Identity; and CST’s own visioning project: Who identifies as Jewish – in what ways and for what reasons? How do we relate to our history, culture, Israel, religious practices, and community life?



Wed, March 29 2023 7 Nisan 5783